Art at Seaton Primary School is taught using cross curricular topic links in a creative and enriching way. This enables our children to make links with their existing knowledge and find inspiration from topics that are familiar to them. We want our children to learn about and be inspired by great artists, architects and designers from different time periods in history and a range of cultures. Our pupils are taught and encouraged to develop their own artistic skills through a range of different mediums: drawing, painting, sculpting and collage. Across the school, each art topic starts by exploring the features of a particular artist or artistic style, investigating the style, building up skills and ideas through the topic before producing a final piece, bringing all these techniques together.
At Seaton, we understand that art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. We want all of our pupils to:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
Explore artistic style of an artist or culture:
- Compare and contrast the works of different artists (What is the same? What is different between 2 pieces of art)
- Be taught to develop the relevant age appropriate skills from the Seaton skills progression ladder
- Work on different sizes and types of paper using a range of media, tools and techniques
- Draw/Paint/Sculpt/Print/Collage for a sustained period of time with concentration
- Create a final piece of art work suitable for display. (A photo of which should be stuck into and evaluated in sketch books)
Using their sketch books to:
- Record their observations, review and revisit ideas. Develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
- Explore a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
- Experiment creating pieces of art in the style of particular artists
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design